Recently I discovered homeschooling was illegal in Germany and violators could face fines and/or jail time. As I continue to research the attack on home schooling families, the NY Times (and others) reported on the Romeike family who were granted asylum in Morristown Tennessee.
“I don’t expect the school to teach about the Bible,” he said, but “part of education should be character-building.”
"But they soon discovered differently, he said, facing fines eventually totaling over $11,000, threats that they would lose custody of their children and, one morning, a visit by the police, who took the children to school in a police van. Those were among the fines and potential penalties that Judge Burman said rose to the level of persecution."
“We’re all surprised because we consider the German educational system as very excellent,” said Lutz Hermann Görgens, the German consul general in Atlanta. He defended Germany’s policy on the grounds of fostering the ability “to peacefully interact with different values and different religions.”